MPC Spotlight: Jordan Bailly - Metropolitan Planning Council

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MPC Spotlight: Jordan Bailly

Meet Jordan Bailly, Associate of Land Use and Planning and ETOD. Jordan originally started as a Research Assistant on the Rivers Team in June of 2019 while I was working towards a Master’s degree at Universiyt of Illinois at Chicago. He then was hired as a full time staff member in July 2020. Since Jordan's onboarding, he has worked on a number of different land use and housing and community development research projects including the Rogers Park CDI, Illinois Medical District Investment Prospectus, and the Little Calumet River Conservation Action Plan.

Q&A with Jordan

Chicago region native? If not, where are you from and what brought you to the Windy City?
I grew up mostly in Alaska originally which I still feel a strong connection to and visit frequently, but I have lived in the South Loop since moving to Chicago over 10 years ago to attend school at Illinois Institute of Technology.

Favorite Chicago region activity?
I am a big fan of experiencing the city and the region by train. Seeing the intricate detail of the city out the window of a Metra or CTA train on a long trip never gets old. I also enjoy taking my foldable kayak out on Lake Michigan and Chicago’s rivers and lakes.

New York or Chicago style pizza?
Chicago style pizza isn’t pizza, it’s casserole. New York 100%.


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